What we're about

Enjoy playing badminton and meeting new friends? Join us at the London Social Badminton Meet Up!

We are a friendly and fun group with people from all around the world. We love badminton, we love socialising, we love socialising while playing badminton - you get the idea. So come along - keep fit, meet other badminton players, and have fun!

We play four days a week, each session has 4 courts and we use plastic Yonex Mavis 600 shuttles:

Mondays - 7-9pm (2 hrs)- Chobham Academy, E15 2ER - Stratford - £6.50

Wednesdays - 7-10pm (3 hrs)- Chobham Academy, E15 2ER - Stratford - £7.50

Thursdays - 7-9pm (2 hrs)- Chobham Academy, E15 2ER - Stratford - £6.50

Saturdays - 2-5pm (3hrs)- Globe Academy, SE1 6AF - Elephant & Castle - £8

We also run coaching sessions from time to time, please see our events details for more information on available sessions

Contact me on 07 785 260 705 if you have any questions.

Grace & team

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FAQs

1) IS THE CLUB OPEN TO BEGINNERS?
Yes we are open to all levels. Majority members are intermediate level but we have beginners and advanced players as well. It would be helpful if you know the rules and basics but if you don't, you are still welcomed!

2) CAN I PUT MY BIKE SOMEWHERE?
There aren't any bike rails directly outside the academy but you can bring your bike in and leave it in the sports hall. You can also lock them to rails inside the car park across the road.

3) IS THERE CHANGING ROOM & SHOWER?
Yes, both.

4) DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SHUTTLECOCKS?
No, it's included in the price, we use quality Yonex plastic shuttlecocks.

5) I DON'T HAVE A RACKET, CAN I HIRE ONE?
Yes, it's available for hire for £1.50 per session.

6) IS THERE ANY MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR STUFF?
Yes, we negotiated a 5% off racket sports equipment at tennisnuts.com, use
Voucher ID: 61068
Password: discount
See discussion board for details on how to use ( http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23098742 ).

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No Shows and Last Minute Cancellations

We need your help to make it fair for others who wants to play. In light of that, our rules for No shows and Last minute cancellations are:

All no shows will be charged - you won't be able to play until you pay any outstanding sessions.

All last minute cancellations (less than 24 hr notice to event time) will also be charged if your spot is not taken up by someone else.

To help govern this, we will be placing a title next to your name to state how much is owed and what is owed for. An Organiser will email you in the instance that you are owing a session.

Note: Meetup now uses an Automated Waitlist. This means that if you are on the Waitlist and a spot becomes available, you will automatically be bumped onto the On list provided the event has not yet started. It is your responsibility to remove yourself from the Waitlist if you can no longer make it to avoid being charged a no show if someone cancels late (as you will technically be taking the spot of the person who cancelled).

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Re Insurance: we are an informal, social group so are not covered by any insurance. So please note we are not responsible for any injuries or lost occurred as a result of your participation. Please arrange your own if would like to be covered. You are advised to always do (and please do!) warm up before playing.

Upcoming events (5+)

WEDNESDAY @ Chobham Academy (3 hrs)

Chobham Academy, E15 2ER

£7.50

Come and join us for some fun, competitive but friendly games at our 4 courts sports hall. (We play with high quality plastic Yonex shuttles) Directions & Parking E15 2ER ¦ Google Map Link (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Celebration%20Avenue@51.549630,-0.008390) ¦ Tomtom Map Link (http://routes.tomtom.com/map/Celebration%20Avenue/?center=51.549630,-0.008390&zoom=13) (3 mins from Stratford International, 12 mins from Stratford) • From Stratford, walk through Stratford Westfield. Go to Waitrose on ground floor, take the exit on the right which is Celebration Ave. The Centre is 3 mins on the corner. • From Stratford International DLR, exit and walk up Celebration Avenue for about 3 minutes. • Parking: Available opposite to the entrance of the Centre. Look for 'Specialism' on the menu and it will connect you with reception. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WINNERS-STAY-ON COURT: After the first game, one of the courts will be dedicated for some competitive fun! Winners can stay on for 3 consecutive games. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS & NO SHOWS: Anyone who RSVP'ed and does not show, or cancels 24 hours before will be charged in full if their spot is not taken by someone else. Please read our No Show and Late Cancellation Policy (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23025452). Any questions, please ask! Grace, Thomas, Denny & Richard[masked] /[masked] xx ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FAQs 1) IS THE CLUB OPEN TO BEGINNERS? Yes. Majority of members are intermediate level but we have beginners and advanced players as well. It would be helpful if you have looked up the rules and basics before you come though! 2) WHY DO I HAVE AN UNPAID COMMENT ON MY NAME? Don't worry about this comment, everyone has it. As the session is not free, Meetup automatically puts up an ability to organisers to mark when someone has paid or not. 3) THE LIST IS FULL, CAN I COME? You need to wait for a space to become available, in order to come. You can add yourself to the wait list so that when someone cancels, you WILL get a spot in the order of RSVP. (Just make sure to check closer to time if you've been 'given' a spot as we have a no show policy.) 4) CAN I PUT MY BIKE SOMEWHERE? You can lock them to rails inside the car park across the road. 5) IS THERE CHANGING ROOM & SHOWER? Yes, both. 6) DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SHUTTLECOCKS? No, it's included in the price, we use quality Yonex plastic shuttlecocks. 7) I DON'T HAVE A RACKET, CAN I HIRE ONE? Yes, it's available for hire for £1.50 per session. 8) IS THERE ANY MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR STUFF? Yes, we negotiated a 5% off racket sports equipment at tennisnuts.com Voucher ID: 61068 Password: discount See discussion board for details on how to use (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23098742).

THURSDAY @ Chobham Academy (2 hrs)

Chobham Academy, E15 2ER

£6.50

** We are starting a 5 week coaching course from 21 Feb to 21 Mar, to join this week's, please see our event listing ** Come and join us for some fun, competitive but friendly games at our 4 courts sports hall. (We play with high quality plastic Yonex shuttles) Directions & Parking E15 2ER ¦ Google Map Link (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Celebration%20Avenue@51.549630,-0.008390) ¦ Tomtom Map Link (http://routes.tomtom.com/map/Celebration%20Avenue/?center=51.549630,-0.008390&zoom=13) (3 mins from Stratford International, 12 mins from Stratford) • From Stratford, walk through Stratford Westfield. Go to Waitrose on ground floor, take the exit on the right which is Celebration Ave. The Centre is 3 mins on the corner. • From Stratford International DLR, exit and walk up Celebration Avenue for about 3 minutes. • Parking: Available opposite to the entrance of the Centre. Look for 'Specialism' on the menu and it will connect you with reception. Entrance: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Winners-Stay-On court: After the first 15 minutes, one of the courts will be dedicated for some competitive fun! Winners can stay on for 3 consecutive games. Last minute cancellations & no shows: Anyone who RSVP'ed and does not show, or cancels 24 hours before will be charged in full if their spot is not taken by someone else. Please read our No Show and Late Cancellation Policy (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23025452). Any questions, please ask! Grace / Thomas[masked] /[masked] xx ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FAQs: • IS THE CLUB OPEN TO BEGINNERS? Yes. Majority of members are intermediate level but we have beginners and advanced players as well. It would be helpful if you have looked up the rules and basics before you come though! • CAN I PUT MY BIKE SOMEWHERE? You can lock them to rails inside the car park across the road. • IS THERE CHANGING ROOM & SHOWER? Yes, both. • DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SHUTTLECOCKS? No, it's included in the price, we use quality Yonex plastic shuttlecocks. • I DON'T HAVE A RACKET, CAN I HIRE ONE? Yes, it's available for hire for £1.50 per session. • IS THERE ANY MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR STUFF? Yes, we negotiated a 5% off racket sports equipment at tennisnuts.com, use Voucher ID: 61068 Password: discount See discussion board for details on how to use (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23098742).

SATURDAY @ Globe Academy (3hrs)

Globe Academy - Harper St

£8.00

Come and join us for some fun, competitive but friendly games at our 4 courts sports hall. (We play with high quality plastic Yonex shuttles) Link & direction to the sports hall: http://goo.gl/maps/mNIEQ. When you get to the gates, go straight and then through the Orange doors. Go left in the building until you reach the next set of Orange doors and go through that, then go diagonally to the left to get to the Sports Hall. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WINNERS-STAY-ON COURT: After the first game, one of the courts will be dedicated for some competitive fun! Winners can stay on for 3 consecutive games. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS & NO SHOWS: Anyone who RSVP'ed and does not show, or cancels 24 hours before will be charged in full if their spot is not taken by someone else. Please read our No Show and Late Cancellation Policy (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23025452). Any questions, please ask! Grace, Thomas, Denny & Richard[masked] /[masked] xx ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FAQs 1) IS THE CLUB OPEN TO BEGINNERS? Yes. Majority of members are intermediate level but we have beginners and advanced players as well. It would be helpful if you have looked up the rules and basics before you come though! 2) WHY DO I HAVE AN UNPAID COMMENT ON MY NAME? Don't worry about this comment, everyone has it. As the session is not free, Meetup automatically puts up an ability to organisers to mark when someone has paid or not. 3) THE LIST IS FULL, CAN I COME? You need to wait for a space to become available, in order to come. You can add yourself to the wait list so that when someone cancels, you WILL get a spot in the order of RSVP. (Just make sure to check closer to time if you've been 'given' a spot as we have a no show policy.) 4) CAN I PUT MY BIKE SOMEWHERE? You can lock them to rails inside the car park across the road. 5) IS THERE CHANGING ROOM & SHOWER? Yes, both. 6) DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SHUTTLECOCKS? No, it's included in the price, we use quality Yonex plastic shuttlecocks. 7) I DON'T HAVE A RACKET, CAN I HIRE ONE? Yes, it's available for hire for £1.50 per session. 8) IS THERE ANY MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR STUFF? Yes, we negotiated a 5% off racket sports equipment at tennisnuts.com Voucher ID: 61068 Password: discount See discussion board for details on how to use (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23098742).

MONDAY @ Chobham Academy (2 hrs)

Chobham Academy, E15 2ER

£6.50

Come and join us for some fun, competitive but friendly games at our 4 courts sports hall. (We play with high quality plastic Yonex shuttles) Directions & Parking E15 2ER ¦ Google Map Link (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Celebration%20Avenue@51.549630,-0.008390) ¦ Tomtom Map Link (http://routes.tomtom.com/map/Celebration%20Avenue/?center=51.549630,-0.008390&zoom=13) (3 mins from Stratford International, 12 mins from Stratford) • From Stratford, walk through Stratford Westfield. Go to Waitrose on ground floor, take the exit on the right which is Celebration Ave. The Centre is 3 mins on the corner. • From Stratford International DLR, exit and walk up Celebration Avenue for about 3 minutes. • Parking: Available opposite to the entrance of the Centre. Look for 'Specialism' on the menu and it will connect you with reception. Entrance ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WINNERS-STAY-ON COURT: After the first game, one of the courts will be dedicated for some competitive fun! Winners can stay on for 3 consecutive games. LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS & NO SHOWS: Anyone who RSVP'ed and does not show, or cancels 24 hours before will be charged in full if their spot is not taken by someone else. Please read our No Show and Late Cancellation Policy (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23025452). Any questions, please ask! Grace, Thomas, Denny & Richard[masked] /[masked] xx ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FAQs 1) IS THE CLUB OPEN TO BEGINNERS? Yes. Majority of members are intermediate level but we have beginners and advanced players as well. It would be helpful if you have looked up the rules and basics before you come though! 2) WHY DO I HAVE AN UNPAID COMMENT ON MY NAME? Don't worry about this comment, everyone has it. As the session is not free, Meetup automatically puts up an ability to organisers to mark when someone has paid or not. 3) THE LIST IS FULL, CAN I COME? You need to wait for a space to become available, in order to come. You can add yourself to the wait list so that when someone cancels, you WILL get a spot in the order of RSVP. (Just make sure to check closer to time if you've been 'given' a spot as we have a no show policy.) 4) CAN I PUT MY BIKE SOMEWHERE? You can lock them to rails inside the car park across the road. 5) IS THERE CHANGING ROOM & SHOWER? Yes, both. 6) DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SHUTTLECOCKS? No, it's included in the price, we use quality Yonex plastic shuttlecocks. 7) I DON'T HAVE A RACKET, CAN I HIRE ONE? Yes, it's available for hire for £1.50 per session. 8) IS THERE ANY MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR STUFF? Yes, we negotiated a 5% off racket sports equipment at tennisnuts.com Voucher ID: 61068 Password: discount See discussion board for details on how to use (http://www.meetup.com/badminton-60/messages/boards/thread/23098742).

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